Storage requirements

Before you install IBM® Cloud Pak for Data, review the storage requirements for the control plane, the shared cluster components, and the services that you plan to install.

Cloud Pak for Data platform storage requirements

A Cloud Pak for Data deployment requires several types of storage:

Storage for images in the private container registry
Depending on your environment, you might need to store images in a private container registry rather than pulling them directly from the IBM Entitled Registry.

If you use a private container registry, you must have sufficient space for the Cloud Pak for Data components that you plan to install.

Sizing
A minimum of 300 GB of storage space in the private container registry.
Tip: You can use the cpd-cli manage delete-images command to remove unused images from the private container registry.
Local storage for container images
Each node on your cluster must have local storage for the container images that are running on that node.
Storage location
The container images are stored in the root file system on the nodes.

On Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform, local copies of the images are stored in /var/lib/containers.

Sizing
A minimum of 300 GB of storage space per node.
Persistent storage
Cloud Pak for Data supports and is optimized for several types of persistent storage:
Storage option Version Notes
OpenShift Data Foundation (formerly called OpenShift Container Storage) Version: 4.6 or later Available in the IBM Storage Suite for IBM Cloud® Paks

Ensure that you install a version of OpenShift Data Foundation that is compatible with the version of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform that you are running. For details, see https://access.redhat.com/articles/4731161.

OpenShift Data Foundation as a Service Not applicable Contact IBM Support for assistance.
IBM Spectrum® Fusion Version 2.2.0 or later fixes Available in either:
  • IBM Spectrum Fusion
  • IBM Storage Suite for IBM Cloud Paks
IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native (with IBM Spectrum Scale Container Storage Interface) Version 5.1.3.x or later fixes

CSI Version 2.5.x or later fixes

Available in either:
  • IBM Spectrum Fusion
  • IBM Storage Suite for IBM Cloud Paks
Portworx Version 2.9.1 or later fixes  
NFS Version 3 or 4

The latest version is recommend.

 
Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) Not applicable Your environment must also include EFS storage.
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) Not applicable It is recommended that you use both EBS and EFS storage.
IBM Cloud Block Storage Not applicable Your environment must also include IBM Cloud File Storage.
IBM Cloud File Storage Not applicable It is recommended that you use both IBM Cloud Block Storage and IBM Cloud File Storage storage.
When you plan your environment, ensure that you review the storage types that are supported by the components that you plan to install:
Tip: The preceding storage options have been evaluated by IBM. You can run the Cloud Pak for Data storage validation tool to assess storage that is provided by other vendors. However, this tool does not guarantee support for other types of storage. You can use other storage environments at your own risk.
Sizing
The minimum amount of storage depends on the type of storage that you plan to use. For details, see the Resource requirements section under Storage comparison.

As a general rule, Cloud Pak for Data with all services installed can use up to 700 GB of storage space. Review the Storage comparison to ensure that you have sufficient storage space available for user data based on the type of storage that you select. You can add additional capacity depending on your user data volume requirements.

Cloud Pak for Data control plane persistent storage requirements

The Cloud Pak for Data control plane supports all of the persistent storage options that are supported by the platform. When you install the control plane you must specify a block storage class and a file storage class for your environment.

The following table lists the recommended block storage classes and file storage classes for each type of storage. If you use different storage class names on your cluster, ensure that you specify equivalent storage classes.
  • Block storage supports ReadWriteOnce (RWO) access
  • File storage supports ReadWriteMany (RWX) access
Storage option Recommended block storage class Recommended file storage class Notes
OpenShift Data Foundation ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rbd ocs-storagecluster-cephfs The default storage class names are different if you use external mode.
IBM Spectrum Fusion ibm-spectrum-scale-sc ibm-spectrum-scale-sc IBM Spectrum Fusion supports both ReadWriteMany (RWX access) and ReadWriteOnce (RWO access) with the same storage class. Specify the same storage class for block storage and file storage.
IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native ibm-spectrum-scale-sc ibm-spectrum-scale-sc IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native supports both ReadWriteMany (RWX access) and ReadWriteOnce (RWO access) with the same storage class. Specify the same storage class for block storage and file storage.
Portworx portworx-metastoredb-sc portworx-rwx-gp3-sc For more information about the recommended Portworx storage classes, see Creating Portworx storage classes.
NFS managed-nfs-storage managed-nfs-storage NFS supports only ReadWriteMany (RWX access). You must specify the same storage class for block storage and file storage.
Amazon Elastic Block Store gp2-csi or gp3-csi Not applicable. Your environment must include Amazon Elastic File System storage.
Amazon Elastic File System Not applicable. efs-nfs-client It is recommended that you use both Amazon Elastic Block Store storage and Amazon Elastic File System storage to ensure that you can install services that require block storage, but the Cloud Pak for Data control plane can function with only file storage.

If you use only Amazon Elastic File System, specify efs-nfs-client for both file and block storage.

IBM Cloud Block Storage ibmc-block-gold Not applicable. Your environment must include IBM Cloud File Storage.
IBM Cloud File Storage Not applicable. ibmc-file-gold-gid or ibm-file-custom-gold-gid It is recommended that you use both IBM Cloud Block Storage and IBM Cloud File Storage to ensure that you can install services that require block storage, but the Cloud Pak for Data control plane can function with only file storage.

If you use only IBM Cloud File Storage, specify the appropriate storage class for both file and block storage.

Shared component persistent storage requirements

The following table indicates the type of storage that each component supports. For information about the recommended storage classes for each component, see Recommended storage classes for the shared components.

  • File req indicates that a service can use the specified block storage only if file storage is also provided.
Component OpenShift Data Foundation IBM Spectrum Fusion IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native Portworx NFS Amazon Elastic Block Store Amazon Elastic File System IBM Cloud Block Storage IBM Cloud File Storage
IBM Cloud Pak® foundational services
scheduling service                  
Common core services File req File req

Recommended storage classes for the shared components

If you use different storage class names on your cluster, ensure that you specify equivalent storage classes.

Note: The scheduling service is not included in this list because it does not require persistent storage.
  • See Storage options in the IBM Cloud Pak foundational services documentation.

  • The following storage classes are recommended for common core services. The storage classes are used when the common core services are installed.

    Storage Storage classes
    OpenShift Data Foundation
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs
    • ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rbd
    IBM Spectrum Fusion ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    Portworx
    • portworx-rwx-gp3-sc

      (Equivalent to portworx-shared-gp3 in older installations)

    • portworx-couchdb-sc
    • portworx-elastic-sc
    • portworx-gp3-sc
    NFS managed-nfs-storage
    Amazon Elastic Block Store gp2-csi or gp3-csi

    Block storage is supported but not required. If you specify block storage, you must also specify file storage is also required.

    Amazon Elastic File System efs-nfs-client
    IBM Cloud Block Storage ibmc-block-gold

    Block storage is supported but not required. If you specify block storage, you must also specify file storage is also required.

    IBM Cloud File Storage ibmc-file-gold-gid or ibm-file-custom-gold-gid

Service persistent storage requirements

The following table indicates the type of storage that each component supports. Additional information about the recommended storage classes for each component are provided after the table.

  • Combo pref indicates that a service can be installed with only the specified block storage but it is not recommended. A combination of file storage and block storage is preferred.
  • Block req indicates that a service can use the specified file storage only if block storage is also provided.
  • File pref indicates that a service can be installed with only the specified block storage but that file storage is preferred and is used instead of block storage when provided.
  • File req indicates that a service can use the specified block storage only if file storage is also provided.
  • CCS indicates that the service uses the specified block storage only to install the common core services.
    Remember: Common core services require a combination of block and file storage.
  • Reuse indicates that a service uses the storage that is provisioned by another service.
Component OpenShift Data Foundation IBM Spectrum Fusion IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native Portworx NFS Amazon Elastic Block Store Amazon Elastic File System IBM Cloud Block Storage IBM Cloud File Storage
Anaconda Repository for IBM Cloud Pak for Data                  
Analytics Engine Powered by Apache Spark    
Cognos® Analytics CCS CCS
Cognos Dashboards CCS CCS
Data Privacy Reuse Reuse Reuse Reuse Reuse Reuse Reuse Reuse Reuse
Data Refinery Reuse Reuse Reuse Reuse Reuse Reuse Reuse Reuse Reuse
Data Virtualization CCS CCS
DataStage® CCS CCS
Db2® Combo pref  
Db2 Big SQL    
Db2 Data Gate File pref File pref
Db2 Data Management Console File req File req
Db2 Warehouse Combo pref  
Component OpenShift Data Foundation IBM Spectrum Fusion IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native Portworx NFS Amazon Elastic Block Store Amazon Elastic File System IBM Cloud Block Storage IBM Cloud File Storage
Decision Optimization Reuse Reuse Reuse Reuse Reuse Reuse Reuse Reuse Reuse
EDB Postgres      
Execution Engine for Apache Hadoop      
Guardium® External S-TAP®        
IBM Match 360 with Watson™ File req Block req File req Block req
Informix®      
MongoDB      
OpenPages® File req    
Planning Analytics    
Product Master File req Block req File req Block req
RStudio® Server with R 3.6 Reuse Reuse Reuse Reuse Reuse Reuse Reuse Reuse Reuse
SPSS® Modeler Reuse Reuse Reuse Reuse Reuse Reuse Reuse Reuse Reuse
Voice Gateway        
Component OpenShift Data Foundation IBM Spectrum Fusion IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native Portworx NFS Amazon Elastic Block Store Amazon Elastic File System IBM Cloud Block Storage IBM Cloud File Storage
Watson Assistant      
Watson Discovery      
Watson Knowledge Catalog File req File req
Watson Knowledge Studio      
Watson Machine Learning File req File req
Watson Machine Learning Accelerator      
Watson OpenScale    
Watson Speech services        
Watson Studio CCS CCS
Watson Studio Runtimes Reuse Reuse Reuse Reuse Reuse   Reuse   Reuse

Recommended storage classes for services

If you use different storage class names on your cluster, ensure that you specify equivalent storage classes.

  • The following storage classes are recommended for Analytics Engine Powered by Apache Spark. You must specify information about the storage you want to use when you provision an instance of Analytics Engine Powered by Apache Spark.

    Storage Storage classes
    OpenShift Data Foundation ocs-storagecluster-cephfs
    IBM Spectrum Fusion ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    Portworx portworx-rwx-gp3-sc

    (Equivalent to portworx-shared-gp3 in older installations)

    NFS managed-nfs-storage
    Amazon Elastic Block Store Not supported
    Amazon Elastic File System efs-nfs-client
    IBM Cloud Block Storage Not supported
    IBM Cloud File Storage ibmc-file-gold-gid or ibm-file-custom-gold-gid
  • The following storage classes are recommended for Cognos Analytics. You must specify information about the storage you want to use when you install the service.

    * indicates that the storage class is used only if common core services needs to be installed.

    Storage Storage classes
    OpenShift Data Foundation
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs
    • ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rbd *
    IBM Spectrum Fusion ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    Portworx
    • portworx-rwx-gp3-sc

      (Equivalent to portworx-shared-gp3 in older installations)

    • portworx-gp3-sc *
    NFS managed-nfs-storage
    Amazon Elastic Block Store gp2-csi * or gp3-csi *

    Block storage is supported but not required. If you specify block storage, you must also specify file storage is also required.

    Amazon Elastic File System efs-nfs-client
    IBM Cloud Block Storage ibmc-block-gold *

    Block storage is supported but not required. If you specify block storage, you must also specify file storage is also required.

    IBM Cloud File Storage ibmc-file-gold-gid or ibm-file-custom-gold-gid
  • The following storage classes are recommended for Cognos Dashboards. You must specify information about the storage you want to use when you install the service.

    * indicates that the storage class is used only if common core services needs to be installed.

    Storage Storage classes
    OpenShift Data Foundation
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs
    • ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rbd *
    IBM Spectrum Fusion ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    Portworx
    • portworx-rwx-gp3-sc

      (Equivalent to portworx-shared-gp3 in older installations)

    • portworx-couchdb-sc *
    • portworx-elastic-sc *
    • portworx-gp3-sc *
    NFS managed-nfs-storage
    Amazon Elastic Block Store gp2-csi * or gp3-csi *

    Block storage is supported but not required. If you specify block storage, you must also specify file storage is also required.

    Amazon Elastic File System efs-nfs-client
    IBM Cloud Block Storage ibmc-block-gold *

    Block storage is supported but not required. If you specify block storage, you must also specify file storage is also required.

    IBM Cloud File Storage ibmc-file-gold-gid or ibm-file-custom-gold-gid
  • Data Privacy leverages the storage that is provisioned when you install Watson Knowledge Catalog.

  • Data Refinery leverages the storage that is provisioned when you install Watson Knowledge Catalog or Watson Studio.

  • The following storage classes are recommended for Data Virtualization. You must specify information about the storage you want to use when you provision the Data Virtualization instance.

    Storage Storage classes
    OpenShift Data Foundation ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rbd
    IBM Spectrum Fusion ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    Portworx portworx-db2-rwx-sc
    NFS managed-nfs-storage
    Amazon Elastic Block Store gp2-csi or gp3-csi

    Used for common core services.

    Amazon Elastic File System efs-nfs-client
    IBM Cloud Block Storage ibmc-block-gold

    Used for common core services.

    IBM Cloud File Storage ibmc-file-gold-gid or ibm-file-custom-gold-gid
  • The following storage classes are recommended for DataStage. You must specify information about the storage you want to use when you install the service.

    * indicates that the storage class is used only if common core services needs to be installed.

    Storage Storage classes
    OpenShift Data Foundation
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs
    • ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rbd *
    IBM Spectrum Fusion ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    Portworx
    • portworx-rwx-gp3-sc

      (Equivalent to portworx-shared-gp3 in older installations)

    • portworx-couchdb-sc *
    • portworx-elastic-sc *
    • portworx-gp3-sc *
    NFS managed-nfs-storage
    Amazon Elastic Block Store gp2-csi * or gp3-csi *

    Block storage is supported but not required. If you specify block storage, you must also specify file storage is also required.

    Amazon Elastic File System efs-nfs-client
    IBM Cloud Block Storage ibmc-block-gold *

    Block storage is supported but not required. If you specify block storage, you must also specify file storage is also required.

    IBM Cloud File Storage ibmc-file-gold-gid or ibm-file-custom-gold-gid
  • The following storage classes are recommended for Db2. You must specify information about the storage you want to use when you provision an instance of Db2.

    Storage Storage classes
    OpenShift Data Foundation
    System data and backup data
    ocs-storagecluster-cephfs
    User data, transaction logs, and table space data
    ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rbd (4K blocks)
    IBM Spectrum Fusion ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    Portworx
    System data and backup data
    portworx-db2-rwx-sc
    User data, transaction logs, and table space data
    portworx-db2-rwo-sc (4K blocks)
    NFS managed-nfs-storage
    Amazon Elastic Block Store gp2-csi or gp3-csi

    A combination of EFS and EBS is recommended over only EBS.

    Amazon Elastic File System efs-nfs-client
    IBM Cloud Block Storage Not supported.
    IBM Cloud File Storage ibmc-file-gold-gid or ibm-file-custom-gold-gid
  • The following storage classes are recommended for Db2 Big SQL. You must specify information about the storage you want to use when you provision the Db2 Big SQL instance.

    Storage Storage classes
    OpenShift Data Foundation ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rbd
    IBM Spectrum Fusion ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    Portworx portworx-db2-rwx-sc
    NFS managed-nfs-storage
    Amazon Elastic Block Store Not supported
    Amazon Elastic File System efs-nfs-client
    IBM Cloud Block Storage Not supported
    IBM Cloud File Storage ibmc-file-gold-gid or ibm-file-custom-gold-gid
  • The following storage classes are recommended for Db2 Data Gate. You must specify information about the storage you want to use when you install the service.

    Storage Storage classes
    OpenShift Data Foundation ocs-storagecluster-cephfs
    IBM Spectrum Fusion ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    Portworx portworx-db2-rwx-sc
    NFS managed-nfs-storage
    Amazon Elastic Block Store gp2-csi or gp3-csi

    File storage is preferred.

    Amazon Elastic File System efs-nfs-client
    IBM Cloud Block Storage ibmc-block-gold

    File storage is preferred.

    IBM Cloud File Storage ibmc-file-gold-gid or ibm-file-custom-gold-gid
  • The following storage classes are recommended for Db2 Data Management Console. You must specify information about the storage you want to use when you provision the Db2 Data Management Console instance.

    Storage Storage classes
    OpenShift Data Foundation ocs-storagecluster-cephfs
    IBM Spectrum Fusion ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    Portworx portworx-rwx-gp3-sc

    (Equivalent to portworx-shared-gp3 in older installations)

    NFS managed-nfs-storage
    Amazon Elastic Block Store gp2-csi or gp3-csi

    File storage is also required.

    Amazon Elastic File System efs-nfs-client
    IBM Cloud Block Storage ibmc-block-gold

    File storage is also required.

    IBM Cloud File Storage ibmc-file-gold-gid or ibm-file-custom-gold-gid
  • The following storage classes are recommended for Db2 Warehouse. You must specify information about the storage you want to use when you provision an instance of Db2 Warehouse.

    Storage Storage classes
    OpenShift Data Foundation
    System data and backup data
    ocs-storagecluster-cephfs
    User data, transaction logs, and table space data
    ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rbd (4K blocks)
    IBM Spectrum Fusion ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    Portworx
    System data and backup data
    portworx-db2-rwx-sc
    User data, transaction logs, and table space data
    portworx-db2-rwo-sc (4K blocks)
    NFS managed-nfs-storage
    Amazon Elastic Block Store gp2-csi or gp3-csi

    A combination of EFS and EBS is recommended over only EBS.

    Amazon Elastic File System efs-nfs-client
    IBM Cloud Block Storage Not supported.
    IBM Cloud File Storage ibmc-file-gold-gid or ibm-file-custom-gold-gid
  • Decision Optimization leverages the storage that is provisioned when you install Watson Studio.
  • The following storage classes are recommended for EDB Postgres. You must specify information about the storage you want to use when you provision an instance of EDB Postgres.

    Storage Storage classes
    OpenShift Data Foundation ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rbd
    IBM Spectrum Fusion ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    Portworx portworx-db-gp
    NFS Not supported.
    Amazon Elastic Block Store gp2-csi or gp3-csi
    Amazon Elastic File System Not supported.
    IBM Cloud Block Storage ibmc-block-gold
    IBM Cloud File Storage Not supported.
    Restriction: This service does not support the backup and restore methods provided by the underlying storage. For example,
    • If you use IBM Spectrum Fusion for storage, the service cannot use IBM Spectrum Protect Plus for backups.
    • If you use Portworx for storage, the service cannot use PX-Backup for backups
    For information on backing up this service, see Services that support backup and restore.
  • The following storage classes are recommended for Execution Engine for Apache Hadoop. You must specify information about the storage you want to use when you install the service.

    Storage Storage classes
    OpenShift Data Foundation ocs-storagecluster-cephfs
    IBM Spectrum Fusion ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    Portworx portworx-rwx-gp3-sc

    (Equivalent to portworx-shared-gp3 in older installations)

    NFS managed-nfs-storage
    Amazon Elastic Block Store Not supported.
    Amazon Elastic File System efs-nfs-client
    IBM Cloud Block Storage Not supported.
    IBM Cloud File Storage Not supported.
  • The following storage classes are recommended for Guardium External S-TAP. You must specify information about the storage you want to use when you provision an instance of Guardium External S-TAP.

    Storage Storage classes
    OpenShift Data Foundation ocs-storagecluster-cephfs
    IBM Spectrum Fusion ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    Portworx portworx-rwx-gp3-sc

    (Equivalent to portworx-shared-gp3 in older installations)

    NFS managed-nfs-storage
    Amazon Elastic Block Store Not supported.
    Amazon Elastic File System Not supported.
    IBM Cloud Block Storage Not supported.
    IBM Cloud File Storage Not supported.
  • The following storage classes are recommended for Informix. You must specify information about the storage you want to use when you provision an instance of Informix.

    Storage Storage classes
    OpenShift Data Foundation ocs-storagecluster-cephfs
    IBM Spectrum Fusion ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    Portworx portworx-informix-sc
    NFS managed-nfs-storage
    Amazon Elastic Block Store Not supported.
    Amazon Elastic File System efs-nfs-client
    IBM Cloud Block Storage Not supported.
    IBM Cloud File Storage Not supported.
  • The following storage classes are recommended for IBM Match 360 with Watson. You must specify information about the storage you want to use when you install the service.

    * indicates that the storage class is used only if common core services needs to be installed.

    Storage Storage classes
    OpenShift Data Foundation
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs
    • ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rbd
    IBM Spectrum Fusion ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    Portworx
    • portworx-shared-gp3
    • portworx-elastic-sc
    • portworx-couchdb-sc *
    • portworx-gp3-sc *
    NFS managed-nfs-storage
    Amazon Elastic Block Store gp2-csi or gp3-csi

    File storage is also required.

    Amazon Elastic File System efs-nfs-client

    Block storage is also required.

    IBM Cloud Block Storage ibmc-block-gold

    File storage is also required.

    IBM Cloud File Storage ibmc-file-gold-gid or ibm-file-custom-gold-gid

    Block storage is also required.

  • The following storage classes are recommended for MongoDB. You must specify information about the storage you want to use when you provision an instance of MongoDB.

    Storage Storage classes
    OpenShift Data Foundation ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rbd
    IBM Spectrum Fusion ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    Portworx portworx-db-gp
    NFS Not supported.
    Amazon Elastic Block Store gp2-csi or gp3-csi
    Amazon Elastic File System Not supported.
    IBM Cloud Block Storage ibmc-block-gold
    IBM Cloud File Storage Not supported.
    Restriction: This service does not support the backup and restore methods provided by the underlying storage. For example,
    • If you use IBM Spectrum Fusion for storage, the service cannot use IBM Spectrum Protect Plus for backups.
    • If you use Portworx for storage, the service cannot use PX-Backup for backups
    For information on backing up this service, see Services that support backup and restore.
  • The following storage classes are recommended for OpenPages. You must specify information about the storage you want to use when you provision the OpenPages instance.

    Storage Storage classes
    OpenShift Data Foundation
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs
    • ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rbd
    IBM Spectrum Fusion ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    Portworx
    • portworx-rwx-gp3-sc

      (Equivalent to portworx-shared-gp3 in older installations)

    • portworx-db2-rwx-sc
    • portworx-db2-rwo-sc
    NFS managed-nfs-storage
    Amazon Elastic Block Store gp2-csi or gp3-csi

    Block storage is supported but not required. If you specify block storage, you must also specify file storage is also required.

    Amazon Elastic File System efs-nfs-client
    IBM Cloud Block Storage Not supported.
    IBM Cloud File Storage Not supported.
  • The following storage classes are recommended for Planning Analytics. You must specify information about the storage you want to use when you provision the Planning Analytics instance.

    Storage Storage classes
    OpenShift Data Foundation ocs-storagecluster-cephfs
    IBM Spectrum Fusion ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    Portworx portworx-rwx-gp3-sc

    (Equivalent to portworx-shared-gp3 in older installations)

    NFS managed-nfs-storage
    Amazon Elastic Block Store gp2-csi or gp3-csi
    Amazon Elastic File System efs-nfs-client
    IBM Cloud Block Storage Not supported.
    IBM Cloud File Storage Not supported.
  • The following storage classes are recommended for Product Master. You must specify information about the storage you want to use when you install the service.

    Storage Storage classes
    OpenShift Data Foundation
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs
    • ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rbd
    IBM Spectrum Fusion ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    Portworx
    • portworx-rwx-gp3-sc

      (Equivalent to portworx-shared-gp3 in older installations)

    • portworx-gp3-sc
    NFS managed-nfs-storage
    Amazon Elastic Block Store gp2-csi or gp3-csi

    File storage is also required.

    Amazon Elastic File System efs-nfs-client

    Block storage is also required.

    IBM Cloud Block Storage ibmc-block-gold

    File storage is also required.

    IBM Cloud File Storage ibmc-file-gold-gid or ibm-file-custom-gold-gid

    Block storage is also required.

  • RStudio Server with R 3.6 leverages the storage that is provisioned when you install Watson Studio.
  • SPSS Modeler leverages the storage that is provisioned when you install Watson Studio.
  • The following storage classes are recommended for Voice Gateway.

    You can optionally install Voice Gateway without specifying any storage. However, you can update the custom resource for the service to specify storage if you want to retain logs or voice recordings.

    Storage Storage classes
    OpenShift Data Foundation ocs-storagecluster-cephfs
    IBM Spectrum Fusion ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    Portworx portworx-rwx-gp3-sc

    (Equivalent to portworx-shared-gp3 in older installations)

    NFS Not supported.
    Amazon Elastic Block Store Not supported
    Amazon Elastic File System Not supported.
    IBM Cloud Block Storage Not supported.
    IBM Cloud File Storage ibmc-file-gold-gid or ibm-file-custom-gold-gid
    Restriction: This service does not support the backup and restore methods provided by the underlying storage. For example,
    • If you use IBM Spectrum Fusion for storage, the service cannot use IBM Spectrum Protect Plus for backups.
    • If you use Portworx for storage, the service cannot use PX-Backup for backups
    For information on backing up this service, see Services that support backup and restore.
  • The following storage classes are recommended for Watson Assistant. You must specify information about the storage you want to use when you install the service.

    Storage Storage classes
    OpenShift Data Foundation ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rbd
    IBM Spectrum Fusion ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    Portworx portworx-watson-assistant-sc
    NFS Not supported.
    Amazon Elastic Block Store gp2-csi or gp3-csi
    Amazon Elastic File System Not supported.
    IBM Cloud Block Storage ibmc-block-gold
    IBM Cloud File Storage Not supported.
    Restriction: This service does not support the backup and restore methods provided by the underlying storage. For example,
    • If you use IBM Spectrum Fusion for storage, the service cannot use IBM Spectrum Protect Plus for backups.
    • If you use Portworx for storage, the service cannot use PX-Backup for backups
    For information on backing up this service, see Services that support backup and restore.
  • The following storage classes are recommended for Watson Discovery. You must specify information about the storage you want to use when you install the service.

    Storage Storage classes
    OpenShift Data Foundation ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rbd
    IBM Spectrum Fusion ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    Portworx portworx-db-gp2-sc
    NFS Not supported.
    Amazon Elastic Block Store gp2-csi or gp3-csi
    Amazon Elastic File System Not supported.
    IBM Cloud Block Storage ibmc-block-gold
    IBM Cloud File Storage Not supported.
    Restriction: This service does not support the backup and restore methods provided by the underlying storage. For example,
    • If you use IBM Spectrum Fusion for storage, the service cannot use IBM Spectrum Protect Plus for backups.
    • If you use Portworx for storage, the service cannot use PX-Backup for backups
    For information on backing up this service, see Services that support backup and restore.
  • The following storage classes are recommended for Watson Knowledge Catalog. You must specify information about the storage you want to use when you install the service.

    Storage Storage classes
    OpenShift Data Foundation
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs
    • ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rbd
    IBM Spectrum Fusion ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    Portworx
    • portworx-shared-gp3
    • portworx-cassandra-sc
    • portworx-couchdb-sc
    • portworx-db2-rwo-sc
    • portworx-elastic-sc
    • portworx-metastoredb-sc
    • portworx-gp3-sc
    • portworx-kafka-sc
    • portworx-solr-sc
    NFS managed-nfs-storage
    Amazon Elastic Block Store gp2-csi or gp3-csi

    Block storage is supported but not required. If you specify block storage, you must also specify file storage is also required.

    Amazon Elastic File System efs-nfs-client
    IBM Cloud Block Storage ibmc-block-gold

    Block storage is supported but not required. If you specify block storage, you must also specify file storage is also required.

    IBM Cloud File Storage ibmc-file-gold-gid or ibm-file-custom-gold-gid
  • The following storage classes are recommended for Watson Knowledge Studio. You must specify information about the storage you want to use when you install the service.

    Storage Storage classes
    OpenShift Data Foundation
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs
    • ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rbd
    IBM Spectrum Fusion ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    Portworx
    • portworx-rwx-gp3-sc

      (Equivalent to portworx-shared-gp3 in older installations)

    • portworx-db-gp3-sc
    NFS Not supported.

    If you have an existing installation on IBM Cloud Pak for Data Version 4.0.x that uses NFS, contact IBM Support.

    Amazon Elastic Block Store gp2-csi or gp3-csi
    Amazon Elastic File System Not supported
    IBM Cloud Block Storage ibmc-block-gold
    IBM Cloud File Storage Not supported.
    Restriction: This service does not support the backup and restore methods provided by the underlying storage. For example,
    • If you use IBM Spectrum Fusion for storage, the service cannot use IBM Spectrum Protect Plus for backups.
    • If you use Portworx for storage, the service cannot use PX-Backup for backups
    For information on backing up this service, see Services that support backup and restore.
  • The following storage classes are recommended for Watson Machine Learning. You must specify information about the storage you want to use when you install the service.

    * indicates that the storage class is used only if common core services needs to be installed.

    Storage Storage classes
    OpenShift Data Foundation
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs
    • ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rbd
    IBM Spectrum Fusion ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    Portworx
    • portworx-rwx-gp3-sc

      (Equivalent to portworx-shared-gp3 in older installations)

    • portworx-gp3-sc
    • portworx-couchdb-sc *
    • portworx-elastic-sc *
    NFS managed-nfs-storage
    Amazon Elastic Block Store gp2-csi * or gp3-csi *

    Block storage is supported but not required. If you specify block storage, you must also specify file storage is also required.

    Amazon Elastic File System efs-nfs-client
    IBM Cloud Block Storage ibmc-block-gold *

    Block storage is supported but not required. If you specify block storage, you must also specify file storage is also required.

    IBM Cloud File Storage ibmc-file-gold-gid or ibm-file-custom-gold-gid
  • The following storage classes are recommended for Watson Machine Learning Accelerator. You must specify information about the storage you want to use when you install the service.

    Storage Storage classes
    OpenShift Data Foundation ocs-storagecluster-cephfs
    IBM Spectrum Fusion ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    Portworx portworx-rwx-gp3-sc

    (Equivalent to portworx-shared-gp3 in older installations)

    NFS managed-nfs-storage
    Amazon Elastic Block Store Not supported.
    Amazon Elastic File System efs-nfs-client
    IBM Cloud Block Storage Not supported.
    IBM Cloud File Storage Not supported.
  • The following storage classes are recommended for Watson OpenScale. You must specify information about the storage you want to use when you install the service.

    Storage Storage classes
    OpenShift Data Foundation ocs-storagecluster-cephfs
    IBM Spectrum Fusion ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    Portworx portworx-rwx-gp3-sc

    (Equivalent to portworx-shared-gp3 in older installations)

    NFS managed-nfs-storage
    Amazon Elastic Block Store gp2-csi or gp3-csi
    Amazon Elastic File System efs-nfs-client
    IBM Cloud Block Storage Not supported.
    IBM Cloud File Storage ibmc-file-gold-gid or ibm-file-custom-gold-gid
  • The following storage classes are recommended for Watson Speech services. You must specify information about the storage you want to use when you install the service.

    Storage Storage classes
    OpenShift Data Foundation ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rbd
    IBM Spectrum Fusion ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    Portworx portworx-db-gp3-sc
    NFS Not supported.
    Amazon Elastic Block Store Not supported.
    Amazon Elastic File System Not supported.
    IBM Cloud Block Storage ibmc-block-gold
    IBM Cloud File Storage Not supported.
    Restriction: This service does not support the backup and restore methods provided by the underlying storage. For example,
    • If you use IBM Spectrum Fusion for storage, the service cannot use IBM Spectrum Protect Plus for backups.
    • If you use Portworx for storage, the service cannot use PX-Backup for backups
    For information on backing up this service, see Services that support backup and restore.
  • The following storage classes are recommended for Watson Studio. You must specify information about the storage you want to use when you install the service.

    Storage Storage classes
    OpenShift Data Foundation
    • ocs-storagecluster-cephfs
    • ocs-storagecluster-ceph-rbd
    IBM Spectrum Fusion ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native ibm-spectrum-scale-sc
    Portworx
    • portworx-rwx-gp3-sc

      (Equivalent to portworx-shared-gp3 in older installations)

    • portworx-couchdb-sc
    • portworx-elastic-sc
    • portworx-gp3-sc
    NFS managed-nfs-storage
    Amazon Elastic Block Store gp2-csi or gp3-csi

    Block storage is supported but not required. If you specify block storage, you must also specify file storage is also required.

    Amazon Elastic File System efs-nfs-client
    IBM Cloud Block Storage ibmc-block-gold

    Block storage is supported but not required. If you specify block storage, you must also specify file storage is also required.

    IBM Cloud File Storage ibmc-file-gold-gid or ibm-file-custom-gold-gid
  • The Watson Studio Runtimes leverage the storage that is provisioned when you install Watson Studio.